How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Canada

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Canadian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type A power charger.

Canadian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're travelling abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when travelling to Canada by using the standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A Canadian wall outlet, with the Canadians using a NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plug for charging. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Canada from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following guide shows how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Canada

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Canada?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Canadian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Canada?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Canada to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Canada or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Canada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Canada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Canada?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Canadian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Canadian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Canadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7" situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts roughly 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced C$15-C$20.
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, under C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost C$15-C$20.